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Research Academy 2017

Metanoia Institute, London 5th – 7th June, 2017

Hands-on seminars for therapists to enhance practice through research





Alternative Day Seminars 2017: 


  • Action Research
  • Autoethnography
  • Case Study research
  • Grounded Theory
  • Heuristic Research
  • Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
  • Mixed Method research
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy and Research
  • Thematic Analysis.
  • Quantitative Core Concepts



Introduction and Overview:

Metanoia Institute invites you to its Research Academy to develop your skills and explore the principles of practitioner research, in a practical, hands-on way.  

The Research Academy offers twelve(12) workshops with different approaches to qualitative research including Autoethnography, Case Study research, Grounded Theory, IPA, Heuristic Research, Phenomenology, Mixed Method research, Narrative Inquiry and Thematic Analysis.

There will be an introduction to Core Concepts in Quantitative Research, and workshops content will include developing technological possibilities, like surveys and doing research online, using NVivo software. 

There will also be proposal opportunities, for novice research papers, with Sage.

Our keynote speakers Dr. Linda Finlay, Professor Kim Etherington and Professor John McLeod will provide insights into the potentials of creative, relational psychotherapy research.


The twelve(12) day seminars, will be arranged around the following themes:

Day 1: Research and Relational Knowing

Day 2: Research and Creativity

Day 3: Research and Evidence

Click relevant day to view full details.


Our Research Academy is aimed at practitioners and academics, in the fields of mental health, emotional wellbeing and psychological therapies. It is suitable for both novice and experienced researchers.

It explores creative, relational means of approaching a research 'life cycle', with an emphasis on the following stages:

  • Problem in clinical practice
  • Formulation of research problem
  • Reflexivity
  • Literature review
  • Methodology and method
  • Participants
  • Information gathering, focus group, interview, survey etc.
  • Data analysis
  • Write up/Impact


Time and place:

On Monday 5th June to Wednesday 7th June, 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 each day.

The workshops will run from our North Common Road campus at Metanoia Institute: 13 North Common Road, Ealing, London W5 2QB.


Registration Fees:

£180 per day. Reduced rates are available for Metanoia members.

For full details and fees, including early bird bookings and a reduced three(3) day pass, please click here.

Cancellation fees:

Delegates who cancel will be required to pay 50% of the booking fees if cancelling less than 2 months and 100% when less than one month, before the event.


Registration Contacts:

Please e-mail <sofie.bager-charleson@metanoia.ac.uk>  for more information.

To register for the event, please email <mandy.kersey@metanoia.ac.uk> or go to  www.metanoia.ac.uk/researchacademy



SAGE Writing Competition:

SAGE will attend the Research Academy on Tuesday the 6th June to discuss book offers, publishing routes and to announce the Research Academy Writing Competition, where novice researchers will be invited to submit a paper titled Research and Practice in Psychotherapy. The winner will receive a prize of £75 together with detailed feedback, to prepare for successful submission. SAGE is the world’s leading independent publisher for counselling and psychotherapy and have published books over several decades that have helped support training in the psychological therapies, including many bestselling publications from leading figures in the field. SAGE also publish handbooks, major works, reference texts and journals for academics, students and researchers - and will offer a discount to all Research Academy delegates